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PC1 Tian Chi

Heavenly Pool


PC1 Location

1 cun lateral and slightly superior to the nipple in the 4th ICS


PC1 Needling

Transverse-oblique insertion posteriorly along the ICS 0.5 - 1 cun


PC1 Precautions

Pneumothorax with deep needling


PC1 Associations

Window of Sky Point

Entry point from KI22

(Intersection of PC/GB channels)


PC1 TCM Actions

Unbinds the chest, transforms phlegm

Regulates qi and dissipates nodules

Descends rebellion

Benefits breasts




PC1 Indications

Unbinds chest, Transforms phlegm: Cough with copious phlegm, SOB, rattling sound in the chest and throat, fullness of the chest,

Descends rebellion: cough, agitation of the chest and diaphragm, shortness of breath, uprising qi, pain of the lateral costal region. 

Regulates qi and dissipates nodules: Swelling and pain of the axilla, scrofula of the neck, breast abscess,

Benefits breasts: breast diseases, insufficient lactation. 

Regulates qi, Intersection with GB channel: Headache, blurred vision, inability to raise the four limbs, pain of the arm.


PC1 TCM Patterns


PC1 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Lateral cutaneous from T4 or T5
Dermatome Segment: T4, T5


PC1 Nearby Points

SP18 (Tian Xi - Celestial Ravine) 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 4th ICS

ST17 (Ruzhong - Breast Centre) 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 4th ICS (usually over the nipple, reference point only)

KI23 (Shenfeng - Spirit Seal) In the 4th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV17



PC1 Notes

Ling Shu Ch. 52, On the Wei Qi, considers this to be the tip of the hand Jueyin meridian with the root being at Neiguan Pc-6.


PC2 Tian Quan

Heavenly Spring


PC2 Location

On the anterior aspect of the arm, 2 cun distal to the anterior axillary fold, in between the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle


PC2 Needling

Oblique insertion distally or proximally along the line of the channel, 1 - 1.5 cun


PC2 Associations

(Luo Harmonizing Pt - not to be confused with Luo connecting)


PC2 TCM Actions

Unbinds the chest

Invigorates blood

Alleviates pain


PC2 Indications

Unbinds the chest, invigorates blood: palpitations, cough, disorders of the Heart, fullness of the chest and lateral costal region, stone oedema. 

Alleviates pain: angina, shoulder pain (pain of chest, back, shoulder, scapula, arm)

Invigorates blood: Aversion to wind and cold, blurred vision


PC2 TCM Patterns


PC2 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Lower lateral cutaneous nerve of the arm (C8, T1)
Dermatome Segment: C6, T1 on ventral axial line


PC2 Nearby points

LU3 (Tian Fu - Celestial Storehouse) Window of Sky Pt  3 cun below the axillary fold on the radial side of the biceps brachii tendon

LU4 (Xia Bai - Guarding White) 1 cun below LU3 on the radial side of the biceps brachii muscle, on a line connecting LU3 and LU5 


PC2 Notes

Biceps trigger points are located distally and on either side of the pericardium channel in the middle of the heads of the biceps brachii channel (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual) 

At the end of a Percardium Luo treatment this point is needled, deqi grasped and removed immediately to normalize the circulation of blood (Cecil-Sterman, 2012, Advanced Acupuncture). 


PC3 Quze

Marsh at the Crook


PC3 Location

On the transverse cubital crease on the ulnar side of the biceps brachii tendon.


PC3 Needling

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun or prick to bleed. 


PC3 Caution

Brachial artery and veins lie deeply, just medial to this point


PC3 Associations

He Sea

Water Pt


PC3 TCM Actions

Clears Heat from the qi, nutritive and blood levels

Harmonizes the ST and intestines, stops vomiting

Activates channel and alleviates pain


PC3 Indications

Clears heat from the qi, nutritive and blood levels

Clears Ying Stage Heat - summer-heat stroke, other heat disease.

Chronic angina - palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks, sensation of "pounding" heart particularly in the upper abdominal area.

Harmonizes the ST/intestines and stops vomiting: Gastrointestinal disorders, "sudden turmoil disease" - vomiting and diarrhea.

Activates channel and alleviates pain: Tremors of the hand a/or arm, Parkinson's disease - localized pain in the elbow and arm.


PC3 TCM Patterns


PC3 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Border of lateral and medial cutaneous nerves of the forearm (C5 - C6 and C8 - T1)
Dermatome Segment: C6, T1 on ventral axial line
Deeper Structures: Median nerve from C5 - T1